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Christmas, Controversies, and Christ

By Nathan Busenitz Mention “Christmas” and “controversy” together in the same sentence, and most evangelicals will assume you’re talking about Santa Claus, Christmas trees, or the secularization of the winter holiday season. But, from a historical perspective, a much more significant controversy surrounded Christmas for the first five centuries of church history; and its effects […]

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Should Type-R Charismatics Get A Free Pass?

In October 2013 Grace to You (GTY) hosted the Strange Fire conference at Grace Community Church to launch John MacArthur’s book Strange Fire.  The conference critiqued those on the fringe of the charismatic movement who flagrantly misrepresent the work of the Holy Spirit.   The conference caused quite a stir, to say the least.  But […]

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“The Shack,” with film pending, called “greatest deception” to church “in the last 200 years”

(Christian Examiner, By Michael Foust) — An evangelical seminary professor is calling The Shack the “greatest deception foisted on the church in the last 200 years” and urging Christian leaders to speak out against it ahead of its release as a movie. James B. DeYoung, professor of New Testament language and literature at Western Seminary in […]

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MOVIEGUIDE Props Up Profane Preacher

Anyone who follows the news knows that mega pop-star Justin Bieber has made headlines for behaving badly.  What some of you may not know is that Justin’s a professing Christian.  Don’t stop reading here.  This isn’t about bad-boy Bieber.   What it’s about is his pastor, Judah Smith, who is a rising star in Christendom.  Smith […]

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Hebrew Roots founder Jim Staley admits defrauding elderly investors

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Pastor Jim Staley became a lightning rod for more than his controversial beliefs. Some critics accused the St. Charles pastor, who attracted worldwide online attention to his Passion For Truth Ministries, of heresy, spending church money on himself and cheating others out of cash. Until Thursday, Staley, 40, who rents a $1 […]

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